PLA Gear 1950s-1980s


jacob2007

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Hello, I was wondering what went into the type 65 backpack, what was in the satchel/breadbag, what was more common type 78 canteen or the type 65, what mess kit did they use, what socks did they use, and when did the GK80 helmet come into service? Thank you.
 

Josh Luo

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when did the GK80 helmet come into service
I think there was 1969 helmet, but it was only issued to artillery units. China did not fully equip the PLA with helmets until 1980 (after getting its nose bloodied during the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War).
 

jacob2007

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I think there was 1969 helmet, but it was only issued to artillery units. China did not fully equip the PLA with helmets until 1980 (after getting its nose bloodied during the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War).
Ok, thank you for the info!!!
 

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